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The Talks at Google program brings authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds to Google for talks centering on their work.

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Shakey Graves: "Can't Wake Up" | Talks at Google

Shakey Graves, the nom de guerre of Alejandro Rose-Garcia, talks about his latest album "Can't Wake Up". Riding on a new sound, Shakey Graves shares thoughts on embracing change confidently, the natural progression of music and remaining true to your roots. Alejandro also shares a peek into his creative process, showcasing his artistic eye for design in creating the album's intricate cover using animation cell layering which served as a way to address his new sound and a figurative and literal move from black and white to color. Songs: Cops & Robbers Dining Alone Get the book here: Moderated by Jason Andreas.

4 gün önce

Uli Chettipally: "Punish the Machine! Spare the Doctor and Save the Patient" | Talks at Google

Uli K. Chettipally, MD., MPH. is a pioneer at the intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare. As the co-founder and CTO of Kaiser Permanente’s CREST Network, he uses real-time data, interfacing with Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR), to deliver analytic solutions to physicians and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Chettipally discusses the history of scientific, industrial, and technological advances in medicine, and the possibilities for the burgeoning AI revolution to provide better, more consistent, and more cost-effective patient health outcomes.

5 gün önce

PJ Morton: "Balancing Maroon 5 with a Solo Career" | Talks at Google

Singer, songwriter and record producer PJ Morton joins us to discuss his newest album, Gumbo (for which he received two Grammy Award nominations in 2018), and shares insight into being the keyboardist of Maroon 5 and simultaneously working on his solo career. Moderated by Pegah Haghighat. Learn more about PJ at

2 hafta önce

Kris Tompkins: "Paying Our Rent to Earth" | Talks at Google

Kristine McDivitt Tompkins is an American conservationist and former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Kris and her late husband Douglas Tompkins are considered the most ambitious and successful national park oriented philanthropists in history. Earlier this year, on behalf of her NGO, "Tompkins Conservation," Kris and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet joined forces to create five new national parks in Chile and expand three others, adding a total of more than 10 million acres of new national parklands to Chile. In this talk, Kris presents her work in conservation in the Southern cone, the motivations behind making the change from businesswoman to conservationist, and makes a call to action to participate in "Paying our rent to Earth". Moderated by Kate Brandt.

2 hafta önce

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett: "Can Machines Perceive Emotion?" | Talks at Google

Many tech companies are trying to build machines that detect people's emotions, using techniques from artificial intelligence. Some companies claim to have succeeded already. Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett evaluates these claims against the latest scientific evidence on emotion. What does it mean to "detect" emotion in a human face? How often do smiles express happiness and scowls express anger? And what are emotions, scientifically speaking? Lisa Feldman Barrett ( has been studying emotion for over 25 years and is the author of "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain." She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with research positions in psychiatry and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barrett has published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers in top journals on emotion, psychology, and neuroscience. Get the book:

2 hafta önce

Emily Lakdawalla: "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars [...]" | Talks at Google

Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor of the Planetary Society and self-described “Planetary Evangelist,” and Googler Scott Maxwell, a former JPL engineer, engage in a delightful discussion about her new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job. Taking over four years to write, this book is an in-depth exploration of the incredible design and engineering of the most complex robot ever built by NASA, including all of the obstacles and solutions that one would expect from such a groundbreaking project. This book has been described as “destined to be the final word on the detailed story behind this amazing, epic and continuing scientific adventure.” Ashwin Vasavada, chief scientist on the Curiosity mission, said, “If the Curiosity rover had a glove compartment, you’d find this book inside of it.” Listen to their scintillating discussion about all the details you’ve ever wanted to know -- why there are holes in the wheels, for example, and what those holes “spell” on the ground when they leave their mark on the dusty Mars surface. Or learn how Curiosity takes its own selfies, and how the picture for the cover of the book was created. After watching this video, you’ll find that you’re more curious about Curiosity than ever before! Get the book here: Moderated by Scott Maxwell.

2 hafta önce

Colby Barr: "Verve Coffee Roasters" | Talks at Google

Colby Barr, Co-Founder of Verve Coffee Roasters, discusses the journey of Verve, from brand, to culture, to work life harmony. Moderated by Kristi Lewis; in collaboration with Leonides Gallego.

3 hafta önce

Nomi Prins: "Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World" | Talks at Google

From a former Wall Street insider and author of All the Presidents' Bankers, a searing exposé of the collusion between public and private banks as they seek to control global markets and dictate economic policy. Central banks and institutions like the IMF and the World Bank are overstepping the boundaries of their mandates by using the flow of money to control global markets and dictate economic policy both at the domestic and global level. These public institutions have become so dependent on funding from private banking and the revolving door between the two worlds is so smooth that public and private banks are effectively working toward the same goals. Get the book here:

3 hafta önce

Kari Byron: "Author of 'Crash Test Girl' and Former MythBuster" | Talks at Google

Kari Byron, former MythBuster who recently joined Smart Gurlz ( as their Chief Creative Officer, discusses her new autobiographical book "Crash Test Girl" which applies the scientific method to the ups, downs and in-betweens of life. Moderated by James Morehead. Get the book:

1 ay önce

Dan Harris: "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" | Talks at Google

Joining ABC News in 2000, Dan Harris was on a set path towards a conventionally successful career in journalism. He anchored World News on Sunday from 2006-2011 and co-anchored the weekend edition of Good Morning America and Nightline during that time as well. On Good Morning America, he got a panic attack on air on June 7, 2014. This prompted him to seek the help of various mental health professionals, religious leaders and self-help gurus on a quest to find a cure for his anxiety. He chronicles this search in his New York Times bestselling book "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works - A True Story". Now, he's following up with "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" which documents his journey towards understanding why most Americans resist meditation despite its scientifically proven benefits. Get the book here: Moderated by Jesse Michels.

1 ay önce

Akiko & Ryutaro Yamamoto: "Fitness Couple Goals" | Talks at Google

Ms. Akiko Yamamoto is an eye doctor and a mother of two children who won the Fourth prize at The Japan Bodybuilder Fitness bikini Japan competition in 2017. Mr. Ryutato Yamamoto is certified Adidas functional training trainer, a finalist at the Best Body Japan in 2015. He left the corporate world to become a fitness instructor and to support his wife, and now runs a personal training Gym. They will share their story of how they live and work as a fitness instructor couple, as well as tips on work-life balance.

1 ay önce

Professor Ian Goldin: "Development: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google

Ian Goldin provides a fascinating and thoroughly accessible introduction to development. This talk answers key questions about what development means, what its impact is and how it can be used for good. About the book: What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years.The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Get the book here:

1 ay önce

Jens Ludwig: "Machine Learning in the Criminal Justice System" | Talks at Google

Jens Ludwig, Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, talks about applying machine learning to reducing crime in Chicago and other public policy areas. In 2008, Ludwig helped found the Crime Lab to carry out data-driven methods to prevent crime and violence, and reduce the harms associated with the criminal justice system. Crime Lab’s work on gun policy, reducing crime, and education intervention studies have led to new policy initiatives in a number of US cities. The Crime Lab been has received coverage on major news outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It is also the recent recipient of a $10 million donation from billionaire philanthropist Ken Griffin. Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also a non-resident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and co-director of the NBER's Working Group on the Economics of Crime. Ludwig is an economist by training and in 2012 was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

1 ay önce

Rohitash Rao: "Rohit Records: Albums for Bands that Don't Exist" | Talks at Google

Rohitash Rao graduated with a BFA with honors from the Art Center College of Design in 1991 and started his career in advertising. He spent many years as an art director creating award-winning ads for brands like Taco Bell, Little Caesars Pizza, Staples, Toyota, Energizer and Playstation. His work garnered prestige from the One Show, D&AD, the Clios, Cannes Communication Arts and the AICP. He then began directing commercials and music videos, both in live action and animation. He has also co-written and illustrated 7 children's books, created a series of animated shorts for Comedy Central and created an animated TV pilot for Fox produced by Lorne Michaels. As a kid, Rohitash’s first love of art came from the bands he was really into and all the art that came with them - their album covers, posters, t-shirts, and of course, their music! Record stores were his art galleries. This is where Rohit Records comes from. The show is all the things in one place: photography, design, painting and comedy (yes, these are supposed to be funny.) All songs and album work are original and performed live for the first time at Google LAX.

1 ay önce

Shoucheng Zhang: "Quantum Computing, AI and Blockchain: The Future of IT" | Talks at Google

Prof. Shoucheng Zhang discusses three pillars of information technology: quantum computing, AI and blockchain. He presents the fundamentals of crypto-economic science, and answers questions such as: What is the intrinsic value of a medium of exchange? What is the value of consensus and how does it emerge? How can math be used to create distributed self-organizing consensus networks to create a data-marketplace for AI and machine learning? Prof. Zhang is the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He discovered a new state of matter called topological insulator in which electrons can conduct along the edge without dissipation, enabling a new generation of electronic devices with much lower power consumption. For this ground breaking work he received numerous international awards, including the Buckley Prize, the Dirac Medal and Prize, the Europhysics Prize, the Physics Frontiers Prize and the Benjamin Franklin Medal. He is also the founding chairman of DHVC venture capital fund, which invests in AI, blockchain, mobile internet, big data, AR/VR, genomics and precision medicine, sharing economy and robotics.

1 ay önce

Broadway's "SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical" | Talks at Google

We are joined by Brian Ray Norris, Jai'Len Josey, Curtis Holbrook, Lilli Cooper, and Wesley Taylor for an amazing performance and discussion about their 12-time Tony Award-nominated show. More info and tickets via About the show: A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” "Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention" (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The New York Times hails Ethan Slater’s performance as our uber-absorbent champion, “a once-in- a-lifetime match of actor and character.” Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation in SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

1 ay önce

Josh Luber: "Data, Analytics & Sneakers" | Talks at Google

Josh Luber, co-founder and CEO of StockX - the world’s first “stock market of things” - discusses how they connect buyers and sellers using the same method as the world’s stock markets – an anonymous, transparent and authentic ‘bid/ask’ market. This approach is completely disrupting the secondary market for sneaker sales, a $6 billion global industry. Before StockX, Josh founded Campless, which evolved into StockX, while working as an IBM consultant. Josh, with StockX and Campless, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, London Financial Times, ESPN and The Daily Show, among others. He delivered the world’s first TED Talk about the resell sneaker industry. Josh has collected sneakers for over 30 years. Moderated by Jason Andreas.

1 ay önce

William Winkel: "Detroit '67: The Myth of the Model City" | Talks at Google

William Winkel is a researcher with the Detroit Historical Society and the co-manager of the Detroit ’67 Oral History Project. He contributed to the book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, and Legacies. He has conducted extensive fact-finding on this subject and performed dozens of interviews in this regard. Winkel is a graduate of Wayne State University. The Myth of the Model City will explore both the lead up to and the uprising in the City of Detroit in 1967. Understanding what led to the uprising is imperative to understand the unrest. Additionally, this lecture will seek to dispel the many myths that surround ‘67. Get the book here:

1 ay önce

Off-Broadway's "Addy & Uno" | Talks at Google

Tweeted about by Hillary Clinton and one of the top-rated shows in New York, ADDY & UNO is the feel-good musical about Uno, a puppet with autism, who finds out he's been entered in his school's math competition. He wonders if he can be brave and bold enough to compete. With the help of his best friends and the audience, Uno embarks on a journey filled with humor, soaring music, courage and heart. ADDY & UNO is the first family musical to address disability, and teaches people of all ages the value of being different and kind. Running every Saturday at noon at Theatre Row. Help Addy & Uno cut ticket prices in half so everyone, no matter what, can see this very important show. Panelists/Performers: Caitlin Donohue, Brent Michael Jones, Vanessa Pereda-Felix, Kate Ryan, Amanda Lopez, Stephen Velasquez, Michael D'Angora, Anastasia Somoza, Tom D'Angora

1 ay önce

Curtis Sittenfeld: "You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories" | Talks at Google

Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times best-selling author of "Prep" and "American Wife." In this talk, she reads from her debut short story collection, "You Think It, I'll Say It": a series of vignettes chronicling the struggles of navigating relationships in a contemporary landscape of gender politics and social media. Get the book here:

1 ay önce